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Mother’s Day lands in spring, the loveliest time of the year when the tulips bloom and the weather warms up. While the seasons change, one thing remains constant: mom’s workload. This May 14, give mom the pampering she deserves by curating a spa centre at home that caters to the five senses. The collection of must-haves can be given together or individually. The goods will help mom unwind not just on Mother’s Day, but throughout the year. Because moms never really take a day off.
By corralling all of the spa tools together they’re easier to see, reminding mom to carve out some spa time for herself. A fancy-lidded gift box, a wicker basket or a small trolley cart are handy catch-alls for curated spa goods. The pieces are also a great way to gift a collection of spa-related bits on Mother’s Day morning, rather than a bunch of random products. The Rattan Three Tier Cart ($140, homesense.ca) beautifully holds everything from towels (roll them up like a pro) to essential oils, lotions, candles and slippers. Because it’s got wheels, mom can tuck the cart away in a linen closet, or bedroom corner, and easily roll it out when it’s time for a mani-pedi in the bathroom.
A scented candle or diffuser instantly sets a relaxing or invigorating tone for spa time. With its floral-sweet smell, lavender is a heady relaxant, while lemon or peppermint jolts the senses awake. Essential oils are another way to infuse the room with scents — they can be used in bathwater or a steam diffuser. The Ultimate Wellness 4-Pack ($175, blissessential.co) is a box of four signature blended essential oils. There’s one for sleep, stress, energy and immunity — something to cover off mom’s many moods.
After a long steam or bath, there’s nothing more luxuriating than wrapping up in a cushy towel or robe. Turn up the cosy factor with the unique Only Home Duvet Robe ($169, sleepcountry.ca). Made of organic cotton with alternative down filling, the quilted featherlight robe is the ultimate robe that’s akin to snuggling into a down duvet. Add a hair towel and a pair of slippers and mom will be dressed for spa success!
Sipping a latte during morning spa treatments, or a cup of tea in the evening, can be relaxing or energizing depending on the beverage. Hamilton Beach’s Variable Temperature Kettle ($50, walmart.ca) offers up to six temperature settings for brewing white, green or black tea, plus French press coffee and other specialty hot or warm drinks. It’s also cord-free to carry and serve from the kitchen to mom’s spa location with ease.
Spa time isn’t just about soaking in the tub while wearing a face mask. Shutting down the sounds of daily life (a real struggle for moms with younger children) is imperative. Give mom a nice set of earbuds so she can listen to music or a favourite podcast, while keeping her hands free for body treatments. The Galaxy Buds2 Pro ($290, Samsung.ca) come in four trendy colours and feature an impressive battery life — up to 20 hours of play time. Bonus: more than 90 per cent of the product is made with recycled materials.
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